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Old 10-03-2010, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question To save or not to save.

Hey there.
So my parents have alowed $200.000 CAD for new bindings, boots and boards at a local sale sometime this month (I will probably get an extension, anyway).
I have this heel-lift and consistent tightness issue in my boots, no one around here sells anything to fix that problem.
So I know I need new boots.
My bindings, are Salomon, they're pretty good, but I really dislike the toe cap and I find it very pressured, so I'm getting new bindings.
Now for the bit that causes me to put this topic in the board section.
I have A 2008 Rossignol Sublime 153. (I am about 5'6 and weigh roughly 132 kg or something.)
http://www.snowboardsusa.com/html/ro...owboard_0.html

I never really liked my setup last year, but thinking about it, that might be because of the heel lift, really (other then the edges of my board cracking a little) it's an ok board.
But I have the opportunity to get a new board.
My current board doesn't really go with my clothes, but does that really matter? (only a little in my brain.)

So my question is, do you think I should stick with my current board, and see if it'll be OK on the hill when my heelift problem is resolved.
OR.
Should I jump at the chance to get a new board, possibly putting my old one to waste (it still rides)
IS my heelift making me unsure>?
I really don't know what direction I should head in, a new board would be great but I Want to save money too.
Anyway,
Thanks in advance.
-wolfsnow

(p.s I will possibly be riding a fair bit of snowboard cross, bombing down the hill, and some stuff in the park. No pipe. I like doing jumps and stuff off the groomed trails... maybe some tree riding too.)
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd say if your boots aren't comfortable or don't fit well, that should be the first thing you change. It won't matter how good your bindings or board are if you have boots that don't work for you. So my advice is you find a good pair of boots that fit properly, then look at other things after that.
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Old 10-04-2010, 03:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd say if your boots aren't comfortable or don't fit well, that should be the first thing you change. It won't matter how good your bindings or board are if you have boots that don't work for you. So my advice is you find a good pair of boots that fit properly, then look at other things after that.
Agreed 100%.
Although, I can buy the most expensive and most comfotable boots out there and no matter what my feet will still be in massive discomfort.
I never thought of using my custom made orthodics in my boots until end of last season, and it made a hugeeee difference. i just removed the factory insole and put mine in. Then everything was perfect.
So do something about your boots, or whatever you need to do for your feet to be comfy
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I am getting boots first, I've decided that already, my question it relevent to the boards though.
Thanks anyway, I'll keep it in mind though.
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If your budget is only $200, don't even consider a new board. Spend most or all of it on new boots and spend the rest on bindings if there is enough left over.
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$200 Canadian LilFoot. Well, not that far off from U.S. though lol.

Anyway... here's my advice. Ride it out with the new boots and decide from there. There might even be better deals on new boards once you are into the season.
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That's what my mum said, but I know she won't stick to that. It's one of those things, when they realize the price, then realize that the stuff costs more then the price, but get it anyway.
I guess that is true.
Although the boards are pretty expensive compared to the sale (last years boards at around 150).
I just took a peak at my current board and it's looking a bit sorry for itself anyway, I know a new board would get scratched. But I'm edging towards getting a new one.
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Is your weight really 132kg? That's pretty heavy for riding a 153.
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Is your weight really 132kg? That's pretty heavy for riding a 153.
yeah I was thinking the same thing... I weigh only 52 kg.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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thats extremeeeely heavy for a 153... i'm going to assume he meant to put down lbs instead of kg, cause 132kg= ~293lbs
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